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June 30, 2011

Poll of employees leads to a change

LAS VEGAS - Effective July 1, 2011, Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are proud to announce it will now be a tobacco-free campus, prohibiting the use of tobacco products on any part of the campus inside or outside.

"This effort aligns directly with our mission to improve the health of the community," said Sylvia Young, President and CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. "This change is the result of an overwhelming request from our employees to make our campus tobacco-free."

More than 2,300 of Sunrise employees participated in a survey on the subject and more than 77% stated they wanted Sunrise to be a tobacco-free campus. This change will benefit the health of all employees, physicians, patients, visitors, and the general community.

Every year in the U.S. more than 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

To learn more about the tobacco-free campus, please visit:
www.sunrisehospital.com

For More Information:
Stacy Acquista, Sunrise Hospital, 702-731-8288.

About Sunrise Hospital:
Voted the number hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and only full comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery, wound care and rehabilitation. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.SunriseHospital.com

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5300.

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